ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday received the list of defaulters of Sui Northern Gas Company (SNGC).
According to SNGC, at least 268 candidates are the defaulters of billions of rupees. Pervaz Khattak and Haji Gulam Balour are the defaulters of Rs10 crore 65 lakhs and Rs14 crore 46 lakhs respectively.
Candidate of PK-80 Amjad Khan Afridi is the defaulter of Rs21 crore 62 lakhs, Tehmina Daultana of 10 lakh 57 thousands and Haji Dildar Khan of NA-18 of 17 crore.
Raja Rashid Hafeez Rs74,00,000, Sami Hassan Gillani of PTI Rs69,46,000, Ilays Balour Rs55,000 and Mian Mehmood Rashid of PTI is the defaulter of Rs28,000.
On the other side, Hamid Syed Kazmi is the defaulter of Rs31,500. Gulam Rasool Koreja from NA-175 is the defaulter of Rs42,000.
According to the representatives of ECP, a defaulter of utility bills worth more than Rs10,000 cannot contest election.
Keeping in view these defaulters, it is evident that ECP is yet to give green signal to a number of political representatives. But it is a fact that it cannot bar them from contesting elections unless Supreme Court empowers it.